Daily Archives: November 20, 2009

PM news @Dunedin

### stuff.co.nz Last updated 13:51 20/11/2009
John Key books Dunedin Rugby World Cup seat
By Michelle Sutton – D Scene

Prime Minister John Key will take a pew in his Government’s $15 million seat at Dunedin’s stadium to watch a 2011 Rugby World Cup match. Key’s Government plans to make make full use of the $15m his Government gave Dunedin City Council for the city’s $198m roofed stadium. Today, after a tour of the stadium construction site, Key said he would watch a Rugby World Cup game from a seat at Dunedin’s stadium if it is finished on time.
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John Key spotted at the new St Clair Beach Resort, and at the Allied Press building. Thanks Twitterfolk.

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### ODT Online Fri, 20 Nov 2009
Key throws support behind stadium
Prime Minister John Key has thrown his support behind the controversial new Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin.
Mr Key said the stadium would become “the new house of pain”, and a focal point for the community.
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If the ball gets dropped #markthal

Updated post Thu, 5 Feb 2015 at 3:17 p.m.

New use for fubar stadium, ok – joke! . . .

Rotterdam Market Hall by MVRDV-01 [aasarchitecture.com]Rotterdam Market Hall [supermodulor.com]

MVRDVrotterdam Uploaded on 15 May 2009
MVRDV Market Hall Rotterdam (animation by Wieland & Gouwens)
New public market for Rotterdam, Netherlands, sheltered by an arch of 219 apartments in the centre of Rotterdam. Client is Provast, expected completion in 2014.

Kanaal van Provast Uploaded on Nov 22, 2009
Introfilm Markthal Rotterdam – De eerste Markthal van Nederland
Music: “Dogstar (Instrumental)” by Hybrid (Google Play • iTunes • eMusic)
[includes abstracted site history]

### worldarchitecturenews.com Thursday 19 Nov 2009
Archway to the future: Rotterdam Market Hall, Rotterdam, Netherlands
First ground was broken this week (18 November) at the site of the new €175 million Rotterdam Market, representing the beginnings of a new hybrid social hub. The mayor of Rotterdam, Ahmed Aboutleb and city councillor Hamit Karakus were on site to commence the construction of the monolithic 100,000 sq m public market and apartment building, designed by MVRDV.
Once complete in 2014 the market will be a giant cavernous archway in the centre of post-war Rotterdam, situated near the historic Laurens church. 228 apartments over ten upper levels will engulf the market void and overlook 100 stalls from interior windows. Each apartment will also feature a balcony on the exterior connecting the project with the community from all angles. The two lower levels of the archway will be used as public space introducing shops and restaurants. Together with an underground supermarket, 1200 parking spaces and 102 of the apartments developed as rental properties, the project is expressed as a social integration in the centre of Rotterdam.
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adjofilm Published on May 25, 2014
NETHERLANDS – Europe – ROTTERDAM – Market Hall Construction Day 2014
Building the new Market Hall in Rotterdam is almost completed. The art work on the walls and the ceiling is claimed to be the largest piece of art in the world. Private homes are build in the walls and in the ceiling. Additionally there are 4 underground levels with shops and car parks. The size of the inner space of the hall is 40 m high, 60 m wide and 120 m long.

Sander Sloots Published on Oct 1, 2014
Markthal in Rotterdam is open (Market Hall – Food Court) MVRDV
The Market Hall in Rotterdam is now open. It is design by architect and urban design practice MVRDV. The art work at the ceiling is designed by Arno Coenen and is called Horn of Plenty. Due to this artwork the Market Hall was nicknamed as the Sistine Chapel of Rotterdam.
Under the market floor there is also a supermarket (Albert Heijn) and an underground car park of four floors.

Visit www.mvrdv.nl for more information about the complex.
You can also follow MVRDV on Twitter and Facebook : “MVRDV Rotterdam”.

Rotterdam Market Hall [mobilis.nl]Rotterdam Market Hall [mvrdv.nl]Rotterdam Market Hall [afasiaarq.blogspot.com].jpgRotterdam Market Hall [detail-online.com]Rotterdam Market Hall [drupa.com]Rotterdam Market Hall [markthalrotterdam.nl]Rotterdam Market Hall market floor plan [archdaily.net]Rotterdam Market Hall plan section [markthalrotterdam.nl]

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Images: Markthal Rotterdam by MVRDV – (from top) aasarchitecture.com, supermodulor.com; mobilis.nl, mvrdv.nl, afasiaarq.blogspot.com, detail-online.com, drupa.com, markthalrotterdam.nl; market floor plan – archdaily.net; building section – markthalrotterdam.nl

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University building at stadium – update

### ODT Online Fri, 20 Nov 2009
University scales back plan
By Allison Rudd
In a statement, property services director Barry MacKay said details of the design and budget for the project would not be released until they were approved by the university council and that had not yet happened. However, plans made public last year for an L-shaped building of about 13,400sq m had now been replaced with a rectangular building plan of about 10,000sq m, he said.
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10.11.09 University building at stadium

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Interesting. SH88 realignment.

### ODT Online Fri, 20 Nov 2009
Price stalls SH88 land sale
By Chris Morris
The Dunedin City Council is still locked in talks with Scenic Circle Hotel chairman Earl Hagaman over land needed for the realignment of State Highway 88 past the Forsyth Barr Stadium, just months before construction is to begin.

Council project engineer Evan Matheson said, when contacted, the realignment was expected to cost about $10 million, offset by a confirmed 65% subsidy from the New Zealand Transport Agency. That meant the council’s share would be $3.5 million, while NZTA paid $6.5 million but would take control of the road once completed, he said.

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